UFC boss Dana White is staying positive and spoke highly of Walt Harris. He did so while talking with the media at the post-fight press conference.
Of course, Harris dropped a TKO loss to Alistair Overeem on Saturday at UFC Florida. Harris had a strong open in the fight but faded and ultimately got finished.
“I said to you guys a few days ago,” White told MMA Junkie. “Win, lose, or draw, being here is a win for him. He got through tonight and you have to understand. Who knows what was going through that guy’s body, head, the whole deal? He got (Overeem) in trouble. I think when he watches the tape, he’ll realize he overreacted a lot and should’ve slowed down and picked his shots.
“This is a learning experience in a lot of ways for Walt. It was his first fight back. He’ll get better from this in every way you can be better from fighting to the other things that are going on with him.”
“(He’s) exactly how you would expect him to feel right now,” White said. “I think it’ll probably take him an hour to sit down, calm down, and process what happened. When he goes back and watches the tape of the fight, he’ll know all the mistakes that he made.”